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OPENHIVE is a versatile hosted and managed suite of products and services delivering personalised learning within one environment.

Tailored for your requirements

OPENHIVE has been designed for the specific needs of schools, their teaching staff and learners. Everyone’s needs are different, which is why we offer a modular range of products and services from which you can pick and choose. Use just one module to enhance or complement your existing ICT services, or switch completely to OPENHIVE for a fully integrated and rich teaching and learning experience – it’s completely your decision.


…providing integrated management of and access to Office365

Managing a large and fluid user base in a cloud-based system has been difficult – until now! OPENHIVElive takes the hassle out of provisioning Microsoft Office365 services by linking accounts directly to your MIS via OPENHIVEiD. Any changes in your MIS – when users join or leave your school, alterations to personal details etc – are automatically updated in the Office365 service. Your learners can now access and enjoy exciting personal online experiences, managed by you and all within a safe, secure school environment.

Why use OPENHIVElive?

  • Fully integrated with OPENHIVE – Single Sign-On via OPENHIVEpass enables instant access to Microsoft’s service.
  • The benefits of Office 365 provided within a safe and secure environment.
  • A dynamic online experience for your learners to explore, play and build their personal profiles.
  • Facilitates online collaboration between learners, improving communication skills through rich, interactive services.
  • Simple management through MIS integration, saving you time and resources.
  • No capital investment required, a highly cost-effective choice for schools.
  • No additional hardware required, no software licences to buy, no support costs.
  • Free generous storage space provided for all users.
  • Take advantage of Office 365s SharePoint service and OneDrive for business along with the Microsoft Web Applications to provide a comprehensive communication, collaboration and creative environment for your users.


…it’s so much easier 

OPENHIVEiD controls all of your services: use it to provision, identify and manage all of your users’ access requirements from your management information system (MIS). Learners, teachers, parents and governors all have a single identity, even if they have multiple roles – OPENHIVEiD ensures they can access all relevant ICT services using one single user account, and can even manage identities across different schools! Ideal for federations and shared admins


  • Access to a completely integrated service via a single identity and account.
  • Simplified user provisioning and management for multiple services, including roles, groups, schools and access control.
  • Automatic key stage rollover.Fully automated process reduces administrative and technical support demands and provides greater cost efficiencies.
  • Multi-role and school aware through a single identity – a user-friendly service that improves satisfaction and productivity.
  • OPENHIVEiD web interface empowers you to manage your users easily.
  • Fully compliant with the Schools Interoperability Framework subscribe and publishing standards.


…establish your own website  

This service provides a cost-effective shared server website hosting service, suitable for most educational web-sites. Website hosting allows each organisation to have it’s own website that can be easily established and maintained. This avoids hardware and software set-up costs, and reduces the cost of on-going system maintenance.

What’s different about OPENHIVEshare?


  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Based on cPanel
  • Flexible packages
  • Bring your own PHP/Perl/Ruby Modules
  • My SQL database Array
  • Easy Migration

Benefits of OPENHIVEshare?

    • Managed service provision.
    • Frequent and automatic back-up of content.
    • Closely monitored performance.
    • Avoiding hardware and set-up costs.
    • Reducing the costs of ongoing system maintenance.
    • Shared-server website hosting.
    • Website reporting statistics are available.
    • Website hosted in secure environment and accessed online.
    • Daily back-up and recovery provided.
    • Service includes space configuration, installation support and maintenance and website creation tools and code.


…shield yourself from viruses and spam

You need to protect your school against virus attacks and unwarranted spam email. Our OPENHIVE email content control solution scans viruses, spam and photographic images to protect pupils, and forms part of our e-Safety Suite.

Whats different about OPENHIVEmailshield?

  • Web based quarantine administration
  • Scans for viruses and spam
  • Customisable content rules
  • Per domain settings
  • Historical and statistical reporting features

Benefits of OPENHIVEmailshield?

  • Provides a safe e-Learning environment.
  • Maximises your control over email content.
  • Fully supported managed service.
  • Provides scanning and filtering of email for viruses, spam and other types of content.
  • Scans, detects, controls and blocks messages and attachments.
  • Protects pupils and staff from unwanted inappropriate content.
  • Helps to reduce data loss through email communications.
  • Supported by proactive, UK based, 24 x 7 Customer Services Team.
  • Reduces the risk of school liability.
  • Reduces IT administration and workload.


…keeping students safe online

You need to ensure that your pupils are browsing the Internet in an environment that rewards curiosity and inquisitiveness and at the same time protects them from external threats and inappropriate material. Our OPENHIVE web filtering solution offers an adaptable service.

What’s different about OPENHIVEwebshield?

  • Over 3.8 Billion classified URLs
  • Approximately 15 million new URLs uploaded daily
  • Centralised web based administration
  • Categorises HTTP / HTTPS / FTP traffic into over 90 Categories
  • Premium reporting capabilities
  • 24 x 7 Customer support team

Benefits of OPENHIVEwebshield

  • Provides a safe e-learning environment.
  • Maximises your control over Internet usage.
  • Prevents unnecessary filtering of legitimate sites.
  • Comprehensive reporting features highlight most accessed categories, most active computers and block categories.
  • Filtering of web text and multi-lingual content.
  • Fully managed and supported service.
  • Policies can be applied to any device at any time.
  • Pages are accessed by users are analysed and categorised.
  • Enforceable safe searching on search engines.
  • Web browsing history reporting.
  • Easy policy administration.



…makes intelligent use of your MIS data

OPENHIVEbridge integrates your management information system (MIS) with OPENHIVEiD, any other OPENHIVE services you are using, and external content. It provides centralised intelligence about every learner in your school, enabling you to build up a personal record for each learner and manage issues such as attendance and behaviour, as well as making easy work of tasks such as timetabling and reporting.

Why use OPENHIVEbridge?

  • Intelligent use of MIS data informs other educational services and facilitates ‘joined up’ thinking.
  • Make more informed decisions across all aspects of teaching and learning, offer greater support and guidance to learners when required, make more accurate assessments and establish more effective channels of communication.
  • Standards-based method of sharing data (SIF-certified applications) and totally secure.
  • Data extracts can be scheduled and different data can be obtained at different frequencies.
  • Reduced administration for more effective and beneficial use of teaching time.
  • Amends to timetable and class data are automatically updated.
  • A dynamic, automated service that ensures everyone has access to the same information.


OpenHIVE Product Prices

Product Price per User per Annum (*per service) First Service Set up Fee Second or subsequent service set up fee
OpenHIVElive (Office 365) £1.27 £639.45 £216.30
OpenHIVEiD £0.46 £639.45 £216.30
OpenHIVBshare (5BGB) *£360.15 £639.45 £216.30
OpenHIVEmailshield £1.13 £639.45 £216.30
OpenHIVEwebshield £2.08 £639.45 £216.30
OpenHIVEbridge *£298.20 £451.50 £220.50

Capita’s OPENHIVE desk can be contacted on 0845 121 7788 or by email to

The Contact and Escalation policy for Capita customers can be viewed here: Contact and Escalation v6

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